HH8 Programme

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Saturday 24 October 2015 – International Law, Water, & Power: Theories & Frameworks

  • 8:30am – Side Event: Early Career Networking Workshop (Room K4U.12)
    Saturday morning prior to kicking off HH8, the Organisers will be holding a frank, open session for students on networking and academic engagement – how to approach notables in the field, get the most out of conferences, and leverage academic experience for employability.
  • 9:30am – Registration; Tea & Coffee (Room K-1.14)
  • 10am – Opening Plenary: The Making of International Water Law (Room K-1.14)
    Owen McIntyre, University College Cork
  • 11am – Panel Discussion – Law Confronting Power: Case Studies and Reflections (Room K-1.14)
    Natasha Carmi, Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department
    Paula Hanasz, Autralian National University
    Stephen Hodgson, WaterAid
  • 12:30pm – Breakout Group Assignments and Lunch. Groups will rotate between the three topics for conversation:
    • Hydro-Hegemony and State Sovereignty (Room K4U.12)
      Charles D. Thompson, International Atomic Energy Agency
    • Justice, the Law, and Water (Room K-1.14)
      Nagi Idris, London Centre of International Law Practice
    • Leveraging International Law as a Counter-Hegemonic Tool (Room K3.11)
      Rebecca L. Farnum, King’s College London
  • 1:30pm – Facilitated Small Group Discussion A
  • 2:30pm – Facilitated Small Group Discussion B
  • 3:30pm – Tea & Coffee Break
  • 4pm – Facilitated Small Group Discussion C
  • 5pm – Reflective Plenary (Room K-1.56)
  • 6pm – Optional Group Dinner


Sunday 25 October 2015 – International Law & Hydro-Hegemony in Practice

  • 9am – International Law: Powerful Justice or The Powerful’s Justice? (Room K-1.14)
    Clemens Messerschmid
  • 10:30am  – Mini-Lecture: Aquifer and Basin-Level Water Resources Distribution (Room K-1.56)
    Alistair Rieu-Clarke, University of Dundee
  • 10:50am – Mini-Lecture: Trade and Virtual Water (Room K-1.56)
    Renee Martin-Nagle, University of Strathclyde
  • 11:10am – Topical Mini-Lecture: Human Rights and Water (Room K-1.56)
    Mara Tignino, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Platform for International Water Law, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva
  • 11:30am – Case Study Simulations. Participants will choose a track:
    • Aquifer and Basin-Level Water Resources Distribution: Modelling and Arbitration around Equitable & Reasonable Use Principles (K3.11)
      Bruce Lankford, University of East Anglia and Kevin Wheeler, University of Oxford
    • Trade and Virtual Water: Trade Negotiation (K4U.12)
      Renee Martin-Nagle, University of Strathclyde
    • Human Rights and Water: Legal Mechanisms Protecting Water Access (K-1.14)
      Rebecca Peters, King’s College London
  • 1pm  Lunch Break
  • 2:30pm  Case Study Reflective Discussions
  • 4pm  Participatory Plenary (Room K-1.14)
  • 6pm  Closing

“HH8: Law & Hydro-Hegemony” will take place Saturday & Sunday 24-25 October at King’s College London Strand Campus.

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